These Hands by Samm Henshaw
“These Hands” is the second single from Samm Henshaw’s second EP that was just recently released under the name “The Sound Experiment 2”. What expands out of this 22 year old London based singer-songrwriter’s creative mind towards your ears is maturity beyond his years. In his lyrics, in his instrumental composure and in his voice as well. What flutters in “These hands” is first of all – soul in every sense of the word. Samm’s passionate and full of soulful manners voice, the beats and handclaps that will synchronize with the heartbeats of your emotions, and the soul’s essential – sentimental words.
Growing up, as he flourished into the music sphere, Samm was inspired by the gospel music he used to hear, cultivate and perform in church, and this influence peeks in the gospel melody that goes in the background of “These hands”. Henshaw not only puts his brilliant singing and songrwiting skills into this track, but he also puts a lot of passion and a lot of his personality in it, which makes it even easier for it to get to you. The lyrics themselves speak about something we all go through – the struggles we face while we try to build ourselves up, that he captured in its perfect clothing – new and still classic-sounding soul music piece. Apart from soul and gospel, you can hear portions of R&B and even mainstream pop, that also are his influence, and that he proficiently dubs into such a peculiar way that makes him stand from the crowd.